Longberry’s Leap, by Leland James
A children’s story in rhyming couplets
The Craft of Traditional Poetry
An Introduction to Traditional Poetry and Creative Writing
—for older children and young adults
Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC
A unique adventure in imagination and learning--
Longberry’s Leap is the story of a young girl’s adventure into the world of imagination, and her imaginative reconciliation with the uninspired kingdom from where she took the leap, discovering the whimsical world of Out There. Imagination leads to insight as well as delight. The book is suitable read to children as young as six and may be read by many ten- and twelve-year-olds. The book is written in rhyming couplets, with word play enjoyable for both children and adults. The author, Leland James, is an internationally acclaimed poet. It is fully illustrated with whimsical drawings by artist Anne Zimanski. Tools for parents who wish to build their child’s vocabulary through the story are included.
A companion booklet, The Craft of Traditional Poetry, An Introduction to Traditional Poetry and Creative Writing—for older children and young adults—is available free as a download from publisher Little Red Tree, LLC. It is a detailed teacher or parent guide, complete with poetic writing craft definitions, a complete metrical scan of Longberry’s Leap, and a teacher guide of seven lessons, approximately eight hours, of instruction. Also available free from the publisher is a PowerPoint presentation of over 100 visuals that go with the lessons. It is appropriate for gifted learners in the 7th and 8th grades through high school and would fit well with introduction to poetry or creative writing courses in college.
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